373. Explain how the twist in the various parts of a rope keeps it in shape.
374. (a) What is a bight? (6) What is the standing part- of a rope? (c) Name and define several other terms used in connection with ropes.
376. (a) What two kinds of fiber are most commonly used in ropes for the farm? (6) Which is best, and how may it be distinguished from the other? (c) What kinds of plants produce these fibers, and where are they grown?
376. (a) What causes kinking in a new rope? (b) How may the trouble be remedied?
377. (a) How should a rope be coiled and uncoiled to avoid kinking and tangling? (6) How should rope be wound around the left forearm?
378. (a) What damage may be done to a rope by using it in pulleys that are too small? (6) How large should the pulleys be? (e) In case a rope becomes wet, what should be done?
379. Explain and be able to demonstrate just how to re-lay strands.
380-384, Finishing Rope Ends, (a) What different methods may be used for keeping the ends of a rope from untwisting and becoming frayed? (b) Compare these different methods as to advantages, disadvantages, ea.se of making, etc. (c) Learn and be able to demonstrate whipping, the end or crown splice, and the Matthew Walker knot,
385-398. Knot*, (a) Learn and bo able to demonstrate the overhand knot, the square knot, the bowline knot, and the miller's or grain-sack knot. (5) How is the granny knot different from the square knot? Why should the granny knot- not. be used? (c) What other knots do you believe a farm boy should learn and be able to tie at any time?
399-406. Hitches, (a) What are hitches? (6) Learn to make and he able to demonstrate the half hitch, the timber hitch, and two methods for making the clove hitch, (c) What other hitches, if any, do you believe a farm boy should know well?
406-410. Splices (a) Under what conditions would you recommend the short splice, and under what conditions the long splice? (6) What is the difference between the eye splice and the loop splice? (c) Learn and be able to demonstrate the short splice, the long splice, the eye splice, and the loop splice, (d) How may a broken strand be repaired?
411-416. Rope Halters, (a) What knots, hitches, or splices should one know in order to make good rope halters? (b) What features of the various halters illustrated in the text do you believe to be particularly good? What features do you believe are not good? (c) Learn to make one or two halters, possibly including one of your own design, which you believe to be particularly good.
416-418. Special Tackles, (a) Describe a leading or tying tackle that is good for breaking a colt to lead, or for breaking animals from pulling back when tied. (b) Describe a tackle that may be used for casting or throwing horses, (c) Describe one that may be used for throwing cattle.
Robb and Behrexds: "Farm Engineering/1 Rokhl: "Farmer's Shop Book."
Illinois Exp. Sta. Circ. 301, Practical Uses of Rope on the Farm.
Iowa Extension BxiU. 24, Rope and Its Uses.
Ohio Extension Bull. 82, The Use of Rope on the Farm.
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